Search results for "John Carpenter"


Big Trouble in Little China (1986) RT 82% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2001

When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Kim Cattrall  •  James Hong  •  Dennis Dun

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) RT 97% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2003

The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Austin Stoker  •  John Carpenter  •  Darwin Joston  •  Laurie Zimmer

The Thing (1982) RT 80% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Wilford Brimley  •  T. K. Carter  •  David Clennon

The Ward (2010) RT 33% / Audience 27%

DVD release: Aug 2011

A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Lyndsy Fonseca  •  Amber Heard  •  Danielle Panabaker  •  Jared Harris

Vampires (1998) RT Audience 47%

DVD release: Jul 2015

The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Fantasy • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  James Woods  •  Daniel Baldwin  •  Sheryl Lee  •  Thomas Ian Griffith

John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. (1996) RT 53% / Audience 39%

DVD release: Dec 1998

This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Stacy Keach  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Peter Fonda

Village of the Damned (1995) RT 29% / Audience 27%

DVD release: Dec 1998

An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Linda Kozlowski  •  Michael Paré

In the Mouth of Madness (1994) RT 51% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Feb 2000

With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Julie Carmen  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  David Warner

John Carpenter presents Body Bags (1993)

Three tales are told, each one increasingly terrifying. The first tells the story of a woman being stalked by an axe-weilding maniac. The second is the story of a man who pays ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Tobe Hooper  •  John Carpenter  •  Larry Sulkis
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Robert Carradine  •  Alex Datcher  •  David Naughton

Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) RT 22% / Audience 31%

DVD release: Aug 2003

After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Sam Neill  •  Michael McKean




They Live (1988)

Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Roddy Piper  •  Meg Foster  •  Keith David  •  George Buck Flower

Prince of Darkness (1987) RT 58% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Lisa Blount  •  Victor Wong  •  Jameson Parker

Starman (1984) RT 81% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Mar 2001

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Karen Allen  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Richard Jaeckel

Christine (1983)

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Keith Gordon  •  John Stockwell  •  Alexandra Paul  •  Robert Prosky

Escape from New York (1981) RT 85% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 2000

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Donald Pleasence

John Carpenter's The Fog (1980)

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Adrienne Barbeau  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Janet Leigh  •  John Houseman

Elvis (1979) RT Audience 63%

DVD release: Mar 2010

Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • TV movie
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Shelley Winters  •  Bing Russell  •  Robert Grayson

Someone's Watching Me! (1978)

A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery • Thriller • TV movie
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Lauren Hutton  •  David Birney  •  Adrienne Barbeau  •  Len Lesser

Halloween (1978) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 1997

A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Nancy Kyes  •  P. J. Soles

Dark Star (1974) RT 79% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Mar 1999

A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Brian Narelle  •  Cal Kuniholm  •  Dre Pahich  •  Adam Beckenbaugh